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Old Posted Oct 13, 2011, 1:13 AM
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This great new project is proposed for London:



http://skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=2949

First Look At Three Spires
Published on 12-10-2011 by Skyscrapernews.com



This night-time image is the first publicly available rendering of what could be the tallest residential project in Britain, Three Spires.

For the bearings of the view, it shows the tallest of what will be three residential towers. Situated on the westernmost part of the site, it can be easily identified thanks not only to the City of London viewable in the background to the north, but also due to Wolfson House on the far left that is part of the Guy's Hospital complex.

Developed by the Sellar Property Group who are currently leading the rising Shard, they are designed by Tate Modern architects Herzog + de Meuron as a visually complimentary piece to what will be London's first supertall tower with glistening glass facades wrapping the slender geometric shapes. They are, in effect, slivers of glass tapering sharply at their peaks.

The towers are massed to sit along part of St Thomas Street from west to east, with the tallest one believed to be about 260 metres in height in the centre of the site, followed by one of perhaps 210 metres to the west overlooking Melior Street, and the shortest one (not pictured) to the east bounded by Vinegar Yard approximately the height of Guy's Hospital.

The project has yet to be submitted for planning permission, but can still be expected to surface sooner or later despite the on-going lack of concrete news about the development.
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Glad to see that London and many European cities are finally building upwards in height. The towers look pretty amazing.
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this is gorgeous
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very nice, London will keep on up
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About time we got a proper rendering for these.

Where's the third tower though?
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It must just be out of view to the right.


mock-up from the Sunday Times


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Very nice, go London!
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The South Bank could wind up having a huge skyline since there are a lot of crappy, post-war sites on which to build. This will be awesome!
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The greatest city in the world deserves a growing skyline
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Any news?
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not sure if i like this idea. the design of the london bridge tower is unique.

It would be like building another "bow" (Calgary)next to the one that is already there.

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I think this is fantastic to see the South Bank growing the way it is! Growing up in Chelsea during the 70's and 80's, you never ventured in to South London unless you had a reason. Personally I love South London! My cousin lives right near Tate Modern, and it is such a vibrant area of town now. With this project and the Shard, the whole area is being radically changed. Great to see London getting more world class skyscrapers!!!
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Wow! London's getting taller!
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